Meet Lauren

“I am a single mother who works hard to manage my depression and anxiety so that I can provide my children with the best life possible.  Recently, out of commitment to my healing and to the well-being of my children, I ended a relationship with my daughter’s father, who was abusive and violent. His abusive (Read More…)

A Second Chance

Jessica gets a second chance through our Transitional Living Program Jessica came to the PCHAS Transitional Living Program after many struggles. She began using street drugs at the age of 15. Her disruptive behavior resulted in Jessica being kicked off the school swim team and eventually out of her high school. As her drug use (Read More…)

Happy Easter

You will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy. John 16:20 Four-year-old Hana, was neglected and undernourished before finding care in a PCHAS Foster Home. Hana, based on the trauma of neglect, was fearful that she would not have food to eat. Her foster parents recognized her physical needs for food and safety, (Read More…)

A PCHAS Love Story – Joe and Elenor

The children within PCHAS’s Group Homes tend to become friends, comforting each other and fostering growth until it is their time to venture out into the world. The year is 1959 and PCHAS Itasca Group Home residents Darlene Hood and Elenor Yaughn just graduated from high school and did just that. They ventured out into (Read More…)

A Special Thank You to Our Donors

We thank you for your donation at Christmas time and throughout the year! While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in (Read More…)

Communicating God’s Love

Christina, an eleven-year-old removed from abusive parents and placed in the care of PCHAS, recently asked one of her group home parents if she could hold an envelope that had arrived in the mail. Her group home parent said, “of course,” and asked Christina if she was expecting something in the day’s mail. After a (Read More…)

Adoption – Meet the Van Roo Family

“Several years ago, my husband and I adopted two boys through PCHAS foster-to-adopt program. Through this program, we opened up our home and hearts to two adorable, rambunctious, fun-loving boys, Nathan and Joshua, as foster parents. After some time, the biological parents’ parental rights were taken away and we finalized the adoption. Our family was (Read More…)

Carissa’s Adoption Story

In honor of National Adoption Month, we are re-publishing a blog post written by Carissa Cassatt, a PCHAS adoptive parent. No one ever said life was easy. Well, that might be true, but with God by our side, our journey through the adoption process has turned out perfectly for our family. Before we married, my (Read More…)

Our First “Family Day”

For national adoption month, PCHAS is celebrating the many adoptions facilitated by PCHAS. Check out this blog post by Hannah, who adopted two children through PCHAS: On August 1st of this year, my family celebrated our first anniversary. A year before, my husband and I stood in court with our twin babies, and a judge (Read More…)

Giving Thanks – To Those Who Adopt

November is National Adoption Month. This adoption story will warm your heart. Todd and Samuel (ages 5 and 6) were removed from their birth family by Child Protective Services and temporarily placed in a foster home. After some time, they were placed in “kinship care” with their grandmother and great aunt. When Todd and Samuel’s (Read More…)